Development of Exemplar Curricula


Pye Tait Consulting in partnership with Learning & Work has been contracted by the Education and Training Foundation to continue working on Phase 1 of the Functional Skills Reform programme by developing new exemplar curricula.

Our work on the revised National Adult Literacy and Numeracy Standards and Functional Skills subject content has almost come to an end: final drafts of the Standards and Subject Content have been submitted to the Foundation. The Foundation has submitted to the Minister a short report with recommendations.

We are now working on the development of two distinct but linked exemplar curricula to support the teaching of revised Functional Skills maths and English at all levels (Entry 1 – Level 2). Pye Tait Consulting in partnership with Learning and Work will be leading on this activity on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation.

We are working with expert subject writers to help with the development of exemplar curricula which are intended to provide a useful resource for new and existing practitioners to support their teaching of the revised Functional Skills qualifications, at all levels. The curricula will reflect a range of teaching approaches through example activities. The documents aim to be inclusive for all learners who may be studying in a wide range of contexts; and offer advice and guidance to support a range of neurodiverse learners.

We have recently submitted first drafts of the exemplar curricula to the Foundation and we will be accepting feedback on the draft activities throughout January and February 2017. Over 160 people have signed up to help review the drafts, which is taking place through a closed consultation.

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